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Gateway 1150 won't boot to CD upon pressing Esc key.

I'm trying to clean reinstall Win ME with factory supplied recovery CD.
Many attempts. I'm suspecting Esc key is broken. How do I test the escape key to see if it works? Thanks for any help.

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  • olderstudent Nov 23, 2008

    Thanks all.

    Passmark keytest shows Esc key is dead.

    Escape=exit from Bios failed also(key dead).

    I learned OEM Recovery CD should boot from that drive. If Esc key functioned.

    I am going to borrow a USB keyboard today and try again. Thanks again.

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There are quite a few keyboard test programs on the WEB that are free.
Try these sites
www.Driver-Updates.net
www.passmark.com/products/keytest.htm

If you don't find these useful, do a Google search for other programs.

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Hmmm...unfortunately that is now a primary function key...

you can press F2, enter bios set up and make cd first boot option(follow instructions)..

then insert recovery cd, and restart system..

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